Issuing Batch Commands with the Recovery Console

One of the more interesting capabilities of the Recovery Console is its ability to execute “batched” commands stored in a text file. For example, you could create a text file that contains a number of Recovery Console commands on another system (one per line), copy that file to the system, and then use the batch command to execute the file. The text file is used as input for the batch command and will display results onscreen. If you supply an output filename, the command result will be written to that file. This is an excellent capability, especially if you need to execute the same commands from the Recovery Console of many XP systems.

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